Lord Walton of Detchant

Former Crossbench Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood Diseases: Drugs 14 Mar 2016

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether appropriate treatment for patients with plasma disorders such as haemophilia and primary immunodeficiency, as provided for under the statutory scheme for branded medicines, will continue to be provided following the review of that scheme by the Department of Health.
  • Motability — Question 7 Mar 2016

    My Lords, is the Minister satisfied that the individuals chosen to assess the nature and significance of the disability of disabled individuals are properly qualified and trained to carry out such assessments, and that in doing so they employ well-defined and reproducible criteria?
  • Insurance Industry: Whiplash - Question 1 Mar 2016

    My Lords, the whiplash phenomenon is thought to occur usually when a vehicle is struck heavily from behind, with the result that the passenger or driver in the vehicle that is hit has a sharp flexion of the neck followed by a sharp hyperextension. If it happens that the individual in question already has disc degeneration in the neck, there is no doubt at all that this may on occasions result...

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1989

Left the House of Lords on 21 April 2016

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (6 Dec 2000 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Medical Ethics Select Committee (22 Nov 1993 to 31 Jan 1994)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (19 May 1992 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (19 May 1992 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee (11 Nov 1991 to 5 Nov 1993)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (15 Nov 1990 to 19 Nov 1998)

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